Hey! I'm Leanna.

I'm Massachusetts-born and raised, have my heart stuck in Louisiana and currently split time between Upstate New York and Galicia (Spain). I'm an educator and writer intent on bringing awareness to the connections between climate breakdown and economic & racial injustice. I firmly believe empathy is an essential ingredient in powerful storytelling, and that powerful storytelling can shift public opinion and culture, shape policy and our world as we know it.

I'm a regular contributor to Truthout and my work has appeared in The Guardian, Undark, Southerly, MLK50Yes! Magazine, Sierra Magazine, Outside Magazine, Hyperallergic Magazine and on New England Public Radio. My stories have also been picked up by Common DreamsGrist and Salon, among others.

I'm available for freelance reporting, fact-checking, curriculum development and content creation assignments.